Little Miami River DIY clean up a big success

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BELLBROOK, Ohio (WDTN) — The annual clean up of the Little Miami River saw a few changes due to the pandemic but organizers still see it as a big success.

Traditionally, the event is one day but instead it became a do-it-yourself event where participants chose a section of the river, the time and day between June 8 and June 20.

Vectren/Centerpoint Energy, whose employees have helped the clean up in the past, sponsored the new format.

Organizers said that roughly 160 people took over a ton of trash, including:

  • Eight tires
  • A vacuum cleaner
  • A concrete medallion of a greek goddess
  • A lot of plastic,
  • Styrofoam
  • Bottles
  • Cans
  • Folding chairs
  • A sled
  • Several balls of various sizes
  • An OSU cooler,
  • Clothes
  • A lot of flip flops and shoe parts

Participants even managed to save a bird trapped in a fishing line.

Organizers said that public lands along the riverbank have never been this clean before. To learn more or join in, click here.


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